Disposable Heroes

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be
A servant 'til I fall

        Soldier boy, made of clay
        Now an empty shell
        Twenty-one, only son
        But he served us well
        Bred to kill, not to care
        Do just as we say
        Finished here
        Greetings, Death
        He's yours to take away
        
        Back to the front
        You will do what I say, when I say
        Back to the front
        You will die when I say, you must die
        Back to the front
        You coward
        You servant
        You blind man

Barking of machinegun fire does nothing to me now
Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory-seeker trends
Bodies fill the fields I see
The slaughter never ends

        Soldier boy, made of clay
        Now an empty shell
        Twenty-one, only son
        But he served us well
        Bred to kill, not to care
        Do just as we say
        Finished here
        Greetings, Death
        He's yours to take away
        
        Back to the front
        You will do what I say, when I say
        Back to the front
        You will die when I say, you must die
        Back to the front
        You coward
        You servant
        You blind man

Why, am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, hell is here

I was born for dying

Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
Had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
Left to die with only friend
Alone I clench my gun

        Soldier boy, made of clay
        Now an empty shell
        Twenty-one, only son
        But he served us well
        Bred to kill, not to care
        Do just as we say
        Finished here
        Greetings, Death
        He's yours to take away
        
        Back to the front
        You will do what I say, when I say
        Back to the front
        You will die when I say, you must die
        Back to the front
        You coward
        You servant
        You blind man

Back to the front

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